Interview with George Purcell, November 8, 1984

Project: Christian Appalachian Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

George Purcell, a dairy farmer in Greyhawk, Kentucky, discusses the operations and the history of his dairy farm with interviewer Glen Taul. He also talks about the farm's history in relation to the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), as the farm used to be where the headquarters of CAP were located. He discusses his personal relationship with Fr. Ralph Beiting throughout his youth. Purcell recalls Fr. Beiting's influence on the Appalachian region and Fr. Beiting's leadership in the formation of several programs which would later become part of CAP: the Bible schools, the Catholic elementary schools, and the Cliffview Lodge summer camp.

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1985oh019_ca003

Interviewee Name

George Purcell

Interviewer Name

Glen E. Taul

Interview Date

1984-11-08

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Purcell, George Interview by Glen E. Taul. 08 Nov. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Purcell, G. (1984, November 08). Interview by G. E. Taul. Christian Appalachian Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Purcell, George, interview by Glen E. Taul. November 08, 1984, Christian Appalachian Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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